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The Holy Koran

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Book 56


The Event

In the name of Allah,
the Beneficent,
the Merciful.

[56.1]

When the great event comes to pass,

[56.2]
There is no belying its coming to pass--

[56.3]

Abasing (one party),
exalting (the other),

[56.4]

When the earth shall be shaken with a (severe) shaking,

[56.5]

And the mountains shall be made to crumble with (an awful) crumbling,

[56.6]

So that they shall be as scattered dust.

[56.7]

And you shall be three sorts.

[56.8]

Then (as to) the companions of the right hand;
how happy are the companions of the right hand!

[56.9]

And (as to) the companions of the left hand;
how wretched are the companions of the left hand!

[56.10]

And the foremost are the foremost,

[56.11]

These are they who are drawn nigh (to Allah),

[56.12]

In the gardens of bliss.

[56.13]

A numerous company from among the first,

[56.14]

And a few from among the latter.

[56.15]

On thrones decorated,

[56.16]

Reclining on them,
facing one another.

[56.17]

Round about them shall go youths never altering in age,

[56.18]

With goblets and ewers and a cup of pure drink;

[56.19]

They shall not be affected with headache thereby,
nor shall they get exhausted,

[56.20]

And fruits such as they choose,

[56.21]

And the flesh of fowl such as they desire.

[56.22]

And pure,
beautiful ones,

[56.23]

The like of the hidden pearls:

[56.24]

A reward for what they used to do.

[56.25]

They shall not hear therein vain or sinful discourse,

[56.26]

Except the word peace,
peace.

[56.27]

And the companions of the right hand;
how happy are the companions of the right hand!

[56.28]

Amid thornless lote-trees,

[56.29]

And banana-trees (with fruits),
one above another.

[56.30]

And extended shade,

[56.31]

And water flowing constantly,

[56.32]

And abundant fruit,

[56.33]

Neither intercepted nor forbidden,

[56.34]

And exalted thrones.

[56.35]

Surely We have made them to grow into a (new) growth,

[56.36]

Then We have made them virgins,

[56.37]

Loving,
equals in age,

[56.38]

For the sake of the companions of the right hand.

[56.39]

A numerous company from among the first,

[56.40]

And a numerous company from among the last.

[56.41]

And those of the left hand,
how wretched are those of the left hand!

[56.42]

In hot wind and boiling water,

[56.43]

And the shade of black smoke,

[56.44]

Neither cool nor honorable.

[56.45]

Surely they were before that made to live in ease and plenty.

[56.46]

And they persisted in the great violation.

[56.47]

And they used to say:
What!
when we die and have become dust and bones,
shall we then indeed be raised?

[56.48]

Or our fathers of yore?

[56.49]

Say:
The first and the last,

[56.50]

SO.
Shall most surely be gathered together for the appointed hour of a known day.

[56.51]

Then shall you,
O you who err and call it a lie!

[56.52]

Most surely eat of a tree of Zaqqoom,

[56.53]

And fill (your) bellies with it;

[56.54]

Then drink over it of boiling water;

[56.55]

And drink as drinks the thirsty camel.

[56.56]

This is their entertainment on the day of requital.

[56.57]

We have created you,
why do you not then assent?

[56.58]

Have you considered the seed?

[56.59]

Is it you that create it or are We the creators?

[56.60]

We have ordained death among you and We are not to be overcome,

[56.61]

In order that We may bring in your place the likes of you and make you grow into what you know not.

[56.62]

And certainly you know the first growth,
why do you not then mind?

[56.63]

Have you considered what you sow?

[56.64]

Is it you that cause it to grow,
or are We the causers of growth?

[56.65]

If We pleased,
We should have certainly made it broken down into pieces,
then would you begin tb lament:

[56.66]

Surely we are burdened with debt:

[56.67]

Nay!
we are deprived.

[56.68]

Have you considered the water which you drink?

[56.69]

Is it you that send it down from the clouds,
or are We the senders?

[56.70]

If We pleased,
We would have made it salty;
why do you not then give thanks?

[56.71]

Have you considered the fire which you strike?

[56.72]

Is it you that produce the trees for it,
or are We the producers?

[56.73]

We have made it a reminder and an advantage for the wayfarers of the desert.

[56.74]

Therefore glorify the name of your Lord,
the Great.

[56.75]

But nay!
I swear by the falling of stars;

[56.76]

And most surely it is a very great oath if you only knew;

[56.77]

Most surely it is an honored Quran,

[56.78]
In a book that is protected

[56.79]

None shall touch it save the purified ones.

[56.80]

A revelation by the Lord of the worlds.

[56.81]

Do you then hold this announcement in contempt?

[56.82]

And to give (it) the lie you make your means of subsistence.

[56.83]

Why is it not then that when it (soul) comes up to the throat,

[56.84]
And you at that time look on--

[56.85]

And We are nearer to it than you, but you do not see--

[56.86]
Then why is it not-- if you are not held under authority--

[56.87]

That you send it (not) back-- if you are truthful?

[56.88]

Then if he is one of those drawn nigh (to Allah),

[56.89]

Then happiness and bounty and a garden of bliss.

[56.90]

And if he is one of those on the right hand,

[56.91]

Then peace to you from those on the right hand.

[56.92]

And if he is one of the rejecters,
the erring ones,

[56.93]

He shall have an entertainment of boiling water,

[56.94]

And burning in hell.

[56.95]

Most surely this is a certain truth.

[56.96]

Therefore glorify the name of your Lord,
the Great.


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